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100% Supporting Local

At Trust Aoraki Limited (Trust Aoraki) our philosophy is “locals for locals”, and having a board comprised of local people ensures we make informed decisions to support our philosophy.

What makes Trust Aoraki unique is 100% of available funds are distributed back into the community from where those funds were generated. Our venue operators can proudly say that they are 100% supporting their local community.

We have strong support from the Department of Internal Affairs for our distribution process and our focus on local decisions made by locals.


For the 2023/2024 financial year, Trust Aoraki distributed $1.64 million into the local communities of Timaru, Temuka, Kurow, Otematata, Twizel, Fairlie.

These funds supported major community projects as well ensuring that the many community and sporting groups applying for funding were also recipients.